Exercise and wellbeing

‘Use it or lose it’ is a well-worn phrase that rings particularly true in this research sphere.

Reducing sedentary behaviour and cognitive decline, remaining active in the face of illness, and increasing rates of survivorship are all key pillars.

‘Use it or lose it’ is not only applicable in a physical sense, but also in regard to the window of opportunity presented to use the multi-disciplinary knowledge accumulated by UQ’s world-leading researchers.

Potential benefits from UQ research extend beyond improved healthcare and lowered burden of disease, ensuring greater levels of life satisfaction, keeping families together, and providing financial savings to the general public.

Inactivity’s impact encompasses more than obesity and chronic disease, with investigations ongoing as to how it affects aspects such as mood and memory, meaning this topic has applicability to 100 per cent of the population.